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Ballmer To Retire

nlinecomputers Ballmer leaving. (633 comments)

I'm so happy I could throw a chair!

about a year and a half ago

Xmarks May Not Be Dead After All

nlinecomputers Re:Not worth $: It's a feature not a product. (123 comments)

I understand the value. But you really think that Google will not be offering all the features of Xmarks in the next 3-6 months? For free(in exchange for data mining your bookmarks and tracking the use of them of course.)

more than 3 years ago

Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume On TV Commercials

nlinecomputers Re:Whatever happened to Smart Sound? (625 comments)

Fade away is the wrong term. This was overwhelmed by increasing volume of missing ad revenue for there own TVs. Can't kill the item that markets your own product.

more than 3 years ago

Xmarks May Not Be Dead After All

nlinecomputers Not worth $: It's a feature not a product. (123 comments)

Xmarks had a great idea but it doomed from the start. Syncing bookmarks isn't a product. It is a feature like spellcheck in a Word Processor. It can't stand alone and can't be protected from others doing the same thing. Thus it can't be marketed as the only place to get this feature. Google or Firefox will have it built in at some point because they can recreate it without paying the original creators for the idea. Had they patented the idea they might have had a chance. IF they could patent it. As it stands this never had a chance and anybody that pays now for it is a fool for the company will go bust.

more than 3 years ago

OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

nlinecomputers Stupid Question: Why change the name at all? (648 comments)

Just call it OpenDocs.

OpenOffice.org never had good names. They should have dropped the .org part which I always thought was dumb to have on the software product. It should have always been called "OpenOffice" written/supported/produced by OpenOffice.Org.

The Document Foundation is also a dumb name.

more than 4 years ago

Senate Bill Adds Shuttle Flight, New Shuttle-Derived Vehicle

nlinecomputers Re:Proven delivery system (230 comments)

Right keep the system that cost us 14 lives and two expensive launch vehicles. Keep the system that never could do what is was originally advertised to do. It was a waste of money and resources that could have been better used for unmanned missions or even maned ones with better equipment and real goals.

more than 4 years ago

The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

nlinecomputers Re:XP Users (558 comments)

Mod this guy up. There are lots of issues like this that keep me using a usb floppy drive. Some software still use floppies for license disks.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox 3.5.5

nlinecomputers Corrupted Profile. (11 comments)

It sounds to me like it is a corrupted profile. Firefox will hang if it's profile has gotten screwed up. Try using the profile manager to create a new profile and see if that loads properly.

more than 5 years ago

Why is Microsoft Patching XP?

nlinecomputers Blasphemer! (370 comments)

...The G*tes (Blessed be his name, which we may not write upon anything impermanent)

And you dare to imply that Slashdot isn't permanent? Never have I witnessed a more true blasphemy.

We are permanent. We are one. We are +5 Karmawhores and can afford to burn. You promote a false God. There is only one root.

more than 7 years ago


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